Application, admission, enrolment

Lottery procedure

If you have missed the application deadline at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum or Hochschulstart, or if Hochschulstart has not allocated you the desired place, you can apply for a place on a degree programme with restricted admissions in the first semester via our lottery procedure. If study places are still available after the allocation procedures of the RUB or Hochschulstart, these are awarded by lottery. In order to participate in a possible lottery procedure, you must (re)apply.

Places are only awarded by lottery if all applicants who have submitted their applications in due form and time have been offered a place by the regular application deadline (15 July/15 January) and not all places have been filled.

Application for lottery procedure

All prospective students who can present a respective higher education entrance qualification (such as the Abitur) can take part in the online lottery procedure.

The deadline will be announced and the application link published on this page.

Deadlines

As a general rule, the online application to the lottery procedure will be open

  • from 15th September to 15th October for winter semester
  • from 15th March to 31st March for summer semester

The RUB Admissions Office will carry out a possible lottery procedure at the earliest after the above-mentioned deadlines have passed. If a procedure can be carried out, the results will be published here immediately and you can find out about the current status on this page. Admission notifications are made available in the admissions information portal (Infoportal Zulassung) .

Application lottery procedure

To apply, please only use our online application for the lottery procedure.

Online application lottery procedure

Please note:

The pages of the online application for the lottery are transmitted in encrypted form. The connection you create is given a unique session ID. This session is automatically disconnected after 10 minutes if not actively used.

The admission notifications will be made available for download in the admissions information portal after the admission procedure has been carried out. You will receive the link to this with the confirmation email you receive from us directly after submitting your online application. The enrolment deadlines are usually very short. Rejection notices are not sent out.

Lottery procedure for summer semester 2022

The admission letters will be made available for download in the admissions information portal after the admission procedure has been carried out. You will receive the link to this with the confirmation email you receive from us directly after applying online. The enrolment deadlines are usually very short. Rejection letters are not sent out.

The application deadline for summer semester 2022 started on 2nd March 2022; the application deadline was 31st March 2022.

Here you can find the current results of the lottery for summer semester 2022:

  • General and Comparative Literature (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted
  • English and American Studies (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Educational Science (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • German Studies (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted
  • Culture, Individual and Society (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Management and Economics (Bachelor - one subject) >> no procedure carried out
  • Philosophy (Bachelor - two subjects) >> 50 admissions
  • Politics, Economy and Society (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Law (state examination) >> no procedure carried out
  • Social Sciences (Bachelor - one subject) >> no procedure carried out
  • Sports Sciences (Bachelor - one subject) >> all applicants admitted
  • Sports Sciences (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted
  • Management and Economics, focus Management (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Management and Economics, focus Economics (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out

Results of the lottery procedure for winter semester 2021/22

The admission letters will be made available for download in the admissions information portal after the admission procedure has been carried out. You will receive the link to this with the confirmation email you receive from us directly after applying online. The enrolment deadlines are usually very short. Rejection letters are not sent out.

The application deadline for winter semester 2021/22 starts on 15th September 2021; the application deadline is 15th October 2021.

Here you can find the results of the lottery procedure for winter semester 2021/22.

  • General and Comparative Literature (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted
  • Applied Computer Science (Bachelor - one subject) >> all applicants admitted
  • English and American Studies (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Biochemistry (Bachelor - one subject) >> no procedure carried out
  • Biology (Bachelor - one subject) >> no procedure carried out
  • Biology (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • National and European Economic Law (Bachelor - one subject) >> all applicants admitted
  • Educational Science (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Geography (Bachelor - one subject) >> all applicants admitted
  • Geography (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • German Studies (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted
  • IT Security/Information Engineering (Bachelor - one subject) >> 30 admissions
  • Culture, Individual and Society (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Management and Economics (Bachelor - one subject) >> no procedure carried out
  • Media Studies (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Medicine (state examination) >> 5 admissions
  • Philosophy (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted
  • Politics, Economy and Society (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Psychology (Bachelor - one subject) >> no procedure carried out
  • Law (state examination) >> no procedure carried out
  • Sales Engineering and Product Management (Bachelor - one subject)
  • Social Sciences (Bachelor - one subject) >> all applicants admitted
  • Sports Sciences (Bachelor - one subject) >> all applicants admitted
  • Sports Sciences (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Theatre Studies (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted
  • VAMoS: Computational, Psycho- & Theoretical Linguistics (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted
  • Management and Economics, focus Management (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Management and Economics, focus Economics (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted

Results of the lottery procedure for summer semester 2021

The admission letters will be made available for download in the admissions information portal after the admission procedure has been carried out. You will receive the link to this with the confirmation email you receive from us directly after applying online. The enrolment deadlines are usually very short. Rejection letters are not sent out.

The application deadline for the summer semester 2021 started on 3rd March 2021; the application deadline was 31rd March 2021.

  • General and Comparative Literature (Bachelor - two subjects) >> all applicants admitted
  • English and American Studies (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Educational Science (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • German Studies (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Culture, Individual and Society (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Management and Economics (Bachelor - one subject) >> all applicants admitted
  • Philosophy (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Politics, Economy and Society (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Law (state examination) >> no procedure carried out
  • Social Sciences (Bachelor - one subject) >> no procedure carried out
  • Sports Sciences (Bachelor - one subject) >> no procedure carried out
  • Sports Sciences (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Management and Economics, focus Management (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out
  • Management and Economics, focus Economics (Bachelor - two subjects) >> no procedure carried out

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